Even before he meets his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, Malaysia's Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor want to meet one man whose work they have been following keenly for a year.
When the head of state arrives in India on Thursday, he wants to meet Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, whose hit film Kabali was shot almost entirely in Malaysia. It was during the actor's stay in Malacca that the couple became a fan of the star, reported Telegraph.
Although the actor, who generally keeps a low profile, has not confirmed the meeting yet, but there's a slot open in the itinerary of the Malaysian couple, according to the paper.
Razak and Rosmah Mansor are said to be fans of Indian cinema.
Recently, the Tourism and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, in his Budget speech at the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of Parliament, left everyone in splits when he decided to quote Rajinikanth.
"Rajinikanth said in a movie 'I did not know yesterday what happened today, and I do not know today what will happen tomorrow. What I do know, and what I want to say today, is that I, as the Tourism and Culture Minister, will defend the Ashram all the way," he is quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.